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Scientists Think Synaesthesia Is Something You Can Learn

A recent experiment by conducted by the University of Sussex suggests it may be possible to learn to experience synesthesia, a rare condition that mixes up brain signals and leads people to hear colors or taste words. Researcher David Bor had volunteers read ebooks with 13 letters consistently …

The Brain

Psychology: How many senses do we have?

We often talk of having five senses as a universal truth. In reality, there may be more – or fewer – depending on the way you look at the question. Christian Jarrett explains the controversy.<p>Some myths about the brain, such as the idea we only use 10% of our grey matter, are notorious, especially …

3D Robotics' new drone can follow you around, carry a mirrorless camera

3D Robotics is not about to let DJI hog all the press with its wild Inspire 1 Drone, so it just revealed its own semi-pro model: the X8+. The 8-prop UAV is designed to carry GoPro or lightweight mirrorless cameras, while offering a fully automated flight control system starting at $1,350 (without a …

The Audi Prologue concept is the future of Audi design

And the future's looking pretty bright.<p>The Audi Prologue concept car is a big deal, literally and figuratively. The first vehicle produced under Mark Lichte's tenure as head designer, the Prologue is a concept, yes, but its name indicates that what you see here, you outght to get accustomed to. All …

Russia calls for end to sanctions as EU targets Ukraine separatists

MOSCOW/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russia urged the European Union on Saturday to lift sanctions against Moscow and promised to waive its food embargo, but a top EU official rejected such a move as the bloc imposed fresh measures on Ukrainian rebels.<p>Russian President Vladmir Putin (L) speaks with Finance …

Isis launches attack on Kobani from inside Turkey for first time

Islamic State (Isis) has launched an attack on the Syrian border town of Kobani from Turkey for the first time, a Kurdish official and activists said.<p>The assault began with a suicide attack by a bomber in an armoured vehicle on the border crossing between Kobani and Turkey, the Syrian Observatory …

Now There's a Ballet About Hugo Chávez

Political biographies just got a little more on pointe.<p>A state-sponsored ballet in Venezuela on Saturday will celebrate the late Hugo Chavez’s life …

Cuba

The real JFK mystery, 50 years later: Why the infamous murder must be reinvestigated

On the 50th anniversary, so many questions remain. Here’s why every piece of evidence must be viewed in a new light<p>Every year, without fail, the president dies all over again. For a few days every autumn, the entire media is overwhelmed by those haunting photos from Dallas. Those cruelly happy and …

French Verdict on Uber ‘Ride Sharing’ in Two Weeks

Company Argues That Ban of Its ‘Ride-Sharing’ Service Would Be Unconstitutional<p>PARIS—Car-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc. argued in court Friday that a new French law governing car-service apps is unconstitutional, in an effort to stall a lawsuit that could end up banning one of the company’s …

Ridesharing

Taliban Battle Afghan Forces in Guesthouse Siege

Gunfire Exchanged Following Blast At Foreign Compound<p>KABUL—Taliban gunmen attacked a guesthouse in western Kabul on Saturday, touching off a lengthy gunfight that ended with three attackers and four affiliates of a nongovernmental organization dead.<p>The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack …

Afghanistan